Looking for Alaska
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The award-winning, genre-defining debut from #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times bestseller
Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever the same.
I'm not sure why this is categorized as children's fiction, I wouldn't want my 13 or 8 year olds to read it. But as an adult, it was a great book to read and imagine yourself back in a time when you were young and losing your innocence. The writing style is excellent and that's what originally drove me to this novel. I found a sample chapter somewhere and really liked the "voice" of the book. I was not disappointed after reading the full version.
BROTHERHOOD 2.0 ftw
Leaving Behind a Minor Life for Grander Maybes
This is one of those books that makes you stop and ask yourself the big questions.
This book made me think about the life I have, the person I am, the life I want to live and the person I want to be. This book has changed my life in so many ways and means so much to me.
Best book I've ever read.
- Level: Ninth Grade
- Category: Coming of Age
- Published: Aug 14, 2008
- Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 256 Pages
- Language: English